|Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams - TED.com|
It’s an unfortunate reality in nearly every major city—road congestion, especially during rush hours. Jonas Eliasson reveals how subtly nudging just a small percentage of drivers to stay off major roads can make traffic jams a thing of the past. (Filmed at TEDxHelvetia.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cars; transportation; TEDxHelvetia; 2012
|Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable - TED.com|
When we drive, we get into a glass bubble, lock the doors and press the accelerator, relying on our eyes to guide us -- even though we can only see the few cars ahead of and behind us. But what if cars could share data with each other about their position and velocity, and use predictive models to calculate the safest routes for everyone on the road? Jennifer Healey imagines a world without accidents...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; cars; technology; TED@Intel; 2013
|Bill Ford: A future beyond traffic gridlock - TED.com|
Bill Ford is a car guy -- his great-grandfather was Henry Ford, and he grew up inside the massive Ford Motor Co. So when he worries about cars' impact on the environment, and about our growing global gridlock problem, it's worth a listen. His vision for the future of mobility includes "smart roads," even smarter public transport and going green like never before.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; cars; design; mobility; technology; 2011
|Robin Chase on Zipcar and her next big idea - TED.com|
Robin Chase founded Zipcar, the world’s biggest car-sharing business. That was one of her smaller ideas. Here she travels much farther, contemplating road-pricing schemes that will shake up our driving habits and a mesh network vast as the Interstate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; business; cars; technology; transportation; 2007
|Chris Gerdes: The future race car -- 150mph, and no driver - TED.com|
Autonomous cars are coming -- and they’re going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are developing robotic race cars that can drive at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident. And yet, in studying the brainwaves of professional racing drivers, Gerdes says he has gained a new appreciation for the instincts of professional drivers. (Filmed at TEDxStanford.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cars; future; technology; TEDxStanford; 2012
|Shai Agassi's bold plan for electric cars - TED.com|
Forget about the hybrid auto -- Shai Agassi says it's electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; cars; energy; global issues; green; solar; technology; 2009
|Peter van Manen: How can Formula 1 racing help ... babies? - TED.com|
During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data points to its garage for real-time analysis and feedback. So why not use this detailed and rigorous data system elsewhere, like ... at children’s hospitals? Peter van Manen tells us more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cars; children; data; health; medicine; sports; technology; TEDxNijmegen; 2013
|Yves Behar's supercharged motorcycle design - TED.com|
Yves Behar and Forrest North unveil Mission One, a sleek, powerful electric motorcycle. They share slides from distant (yet similar) childhoods that show how collaboration kick-started their friendship -- and shared dreams.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; cars; design; engineering; green; transportation; 2009
|Steven Levitt on child carseats - TED.com|
Steven Levitt shares data that shows car seats are no more effective than seatbelts in protecting kids from dying in cars. However, during the question and answer session, he makes one crucial caveat.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; cars; culture; economics; parenting; statistics; transportation; 2005
|Chris Bangle says great cars are Art - TED.com|
American designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an entertaining -- and ultimately moving -- account of the BMW Group's Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; arts; business; cars; design; industrial design; invention; technology; transportation; 2002
|Anna Mracek Dietrich: A plane you can drive - TED.com|
A flying car -- it's an iconic image of the future. But after 100 years of flight and automotive engineering, no one has really cracked the problem. Pilot Anna Mracek Dietrich and her team flipped the question, asking: Why not build a plane that you can drive?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; cars; design; flight; invention; transportation; 2011
|Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive - TED.com|
There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so -- and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Islam; cars; culture; global issues; women; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Larry Burns on the future of cars - TED.com|
General Motors veep Larry Burns previews cool next-gen car design: sleek, customizable (and computer-enhanced) vehicles that run clean on hydrogen -- and pump energy back into the electrical grid when they're idle.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; cars; design; energy; future; green; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Al Gore on averting climate crisis - TED.com|
With the same humor and humanity he exuded in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore spells out 15 ways that individuals can address climate change immediately, from buying a hybrid to inventing a new, hotter "brand name" for global warming.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; cars; climate change; culture; environment; global issues; politics; science; sustainability; technology; TED2006; 2006
|James H Kunstler dissects suburbia - TED.com|
In James Howard Kunstler's view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; alternative energy; architecture; cars; cities; consumerism; culture; design; energy; shopping; transportation; 2004
|Dean Kamen on inventing and giving - TED.com|
Inventor Dean Kamen lays out his argument for the Segway and offers a peek into his next big ideas (portable energy and water purification for developing countries).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; cars; education; industrial design; innovation; invention; robots; science; social change; sustainability; technology; third world; transportation; 2002